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Helical Tieback Anchors

What are Helical Tieback Anchors?

helical tieback anchorsA home is the most important investment a person can make, not to mention that it protects your family and your possessions. Foundation damage can make your home unsafe and unstable. We offer foundation repair solutions, such as helical tieback anchors, to secure and correct deteriorating basement walls.

Helical tiebacks are horizontal rods used to support to strengthen and straighten bowed basement or retaining walls. Helical tieback anchors’ size and load requirements are engineered specific. With high load capacities, these anchors make an excellent choice for critical soil retention applications.

CLICK HERE: Read an article from industry leader Bob Villa on how helical anchors can help repair retaining walls.

If you are experiencing bowing and leaning walls, we offer helical tiebacks to support and stabilize your basement walls. Some of the advantages of helical tiebacks are:

  • Ease of installation with limited access
  • Lightweight equipment is used
  • Strength and ease of measuring capacity
  • Not adversely affected by weather
  • They are load tested immediately upon installation
  • Little to no vibration or soil displacement

What Are The Different Uses and Applications For Helical Tiebacks?

Helical tiebacks are used for many applications such as:

  • Sea walls
  • Basement walls
  • Retaining walls
  • Shoring
  • Temporary wall support
  • Tilt up construction

Helical tiebacks are most engineers’ first pick for underpinning for bowing and leaning basement or retaining walls. Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Service uses products made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer of foundation repair and basement waterproofing in the industry.

How Are Helical Tiebacks Installed?

Helical tiebacks are installed with one end of the tieback secured to the wall, the other end is anchored to a stable structure. This tieback structure resists forces that would otherwise cause the wall to lean. These helical tiebacks will take the wall and pull it back into place.

While piles are typically installed to prevent or stop vertical foundation movement, helical tiebacks are used to prevent or stop lateral movement. When a wall is built below surface level, as in a basement, or as a retaining wall detached from any structure, the wall is faced with tremendous hydraulic pressure. As soils expand due to rain, immense pressure pushes the wall, causing buckling, cracking, or bowing basement walls or a shift of retaining walls.Walls are built to withstand a certain amount of pressure and over time, this pressure is exceeded and the lateral pressure causes walls to bow. If the drainage around the foundation is inadequate, standing water will cause even more pressure. This is one of the leading causes of bowing basement walls. These bowing walls can lead to total foundation failure. Our helical tiebacks will solve the problem and keep your home safe.

Don’t ignore a faulty foundation. Be aware of the changes in your home’s foundation. If you see any sign of foundation settlement such as bowing walls, our helical tieback system can prevent further damage. Your home is a huge investment. Don’t take any chances when it comes to the value of your home and the safety of your family. Here at Matthews Wall Anchor, we are happy to give you a free estimate and provide you with the best helical tiebacks solution. Contact us today for more information! CALL: 1-800-717-5377 or schedule an inspection with a foundation or waterproofing expert online.